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Arcana Hanged Man

The Arcana Hanged Man is a Shadow in Persona 3. It is the twelfth Shadow of the Arcana, which are shadows that are fragments of Death.

AppearancesEdit

ProfileEdit

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Hanged Man

The boss battle in Persona 3.

A gimmick to the Arcana Hanged Man battle is that the shadow is floating in the air on a cross, and there are three statues on the ground. Since the Arcana Hanged Man is in the air, it cannot be attacked, so the party must destroy the three statues which will bring the shadow to the ground. It also knocks the shadow down, leaving it open for an All-Out Attack. While on the ground, the shadow may summon a Devious Maya. After a few turns, it will return to the air. Occasionally, before all three statues are destroyed, the shadow will restore the statues that have been defeated.

MeaningEdit

As with all shadows that appear during the Full Moon, it represents the inverse values of its respective tarot card. The Hanged Man Arcana can represent ultimate altruism and the self-sacrifice one must make in order to save or redeem another, all in the name of greater good. The shadow is in the air, for it refuses to help others, preferring to remain egotistical and selfish. Its self-serving attitude is also shown in its Armed & Ready attack, which sacrifices an ally, particularly A Devious Maya, to attack the Shadow's enemies. It has no compassion towards those who need it.

In Tarot readings, the upright Hanged Man can refer to a deep reflexion over one's upcoming actions, to not rush towards them and thus to succeed in these actions. The reverse Hanged Man means that one cannot make any decision and go forward in life. This can be represented by the Shadow remaining in the air and not making any important decision if not taken down.

The number three is a sacred number. Its three statues might represent the attachment or detachment from idols and the physical world by the being, yet it might also be an allusion to messianic professions involving the number three and its symbolism.

StatsEdit

Full Moon BossEdit

Arcana Level HP SP
Strength 33
Magic 33
Endurance 33
Agility 33
Luck 33
Hanged Man 54 5500
?
Slash Strike Pierce Fire Ice Elec Wind Light Dark Almighty
- - - - - - - Null Null -
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Strike Attack Normal attack using the Strike attribute.
God's Hand Deals severe Strike damage to one foe.
Akasha Arts Deals heavy Strike damage 1x to 2x to all foes.
Summon Resummons three statues or summons a Devious Maya
Armed & Ready Sacrifices a Devious Maya to deal heavy Almighty damage to all foes.

Arcana Level HP SP
Strength 28
Magic 28
Endurance 28
Agility 28
Luck 28
Hanged Man 48 250
?
Slash Strike Pierce Fire Ice Elec Wind Light Dark Almighty
- - - Null - - - Null Null -
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Slash Attack Normal attack using the Slash attribute.
Agilao Deals medium Fire damage to one foe.

Arcana Level HP SP
Strength 28
Magic 28
Endurance 28
Agility 28
Luck 28
Hanged Man 48 250
?
Slash Strike Pierce Fire Ice Elec Wind Light Dark Almighty
- - - - Null - - Null Null -
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Slash Attack Normal attack using the Slash attribute.
Bufula Deals medium Ice damage / Freezes one foe. (10% chance)

Arcana Level HP SP
Strength 28
Magic 28
Endurance 28
Agility 28
Luck 28
Hanged Man 48 250
?
Slash Strike Pierce Fire Ice Elec Wind Light Dark Almighty
- - - - - Null - Null Null -
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Slash Attack Normal attack using the Slash attribute.
Zionga Deals medium Elec damage / Shocks one foe. (10% chance)

Vision Quest (Portable)Edit

Arcana Level HP SP
Strength --
Magic --
Endurance --
Agility --
Luck --
Hanged Man 95 18000
??
Slash Strike Pierce Fire Ice Elec Wind Light Dark Almighty
- - - - - - - Null Null -
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Strike Attack Normal attack using the Strike attribute.
God's Hand Deals severe Strike damage to one foe.
Akasha Arts Deals heavy Strike damage 1x to 2x to all foes.
Summon Resummons three statues or summons a Devious Maya
Armed & Ready Sacrifices a Devious Maya to deal heavy Almighty damage to all foes.

Arcana Level HP SP
Strength --
Magic --
Endurance --
Agility --
Luck --
Hanged Man 90 999
999
Slash Strike Pierce Fire Ice Elec Wind Light Dark Almighty
- - - Null - - - Null Null -
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Slash Attack Normal attack using the Slash attribute.
Agidyne Deals heavy Fire damage to one foe.
Fire Amp Greatly strengthens Fire attacks by 50%.

Arcana Level HP SP
Strength --
Magic --
Endurance --
Agility --
Luck --
Hanged Man 90 999
999
Slash Strike Pierce Fire Ice Elec Wind Light Dark Almighty
- - - - Null - - Null Null -
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Slash Attack Normal attack using the Slash attribute.
Bufudyne Deals heavy Ice damage / Freezes one foe. (10% chance)
Ice Amp Greatly strengthens Ice attacks by 50%.

Arcana Level HP SP
Strength --
Magic --
Endurance --
Agility --
Luck --
Hanged Man 90 999
999
Slash Strike Pierce Fire Ice Elec Wind Light Dark Almighty
- - - - - Null - Null Null -
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Slash Attack Normal attack using the Slash attribute.
Ziodyne Deals heavy Elec damage / Shocks one foe. (10% chance)
Elec Amp Greatly strengthens Elec attacks by 50%.

GalleryEdit

 
HangedManManga
In manga
 
P3M Arcana Hang Man's full appearance
Arcana Hanged Man in Persona 3 The Movie
 
P3M Arcana Hang Man


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